And then, there were 4.
Wellllll, there’s really only 1, but technically 4 teams can still win the Super Bowl. With just 2 days left until Championship Sunday, final preparations are being made by 3 guys still trying to figure out how they arrived at this moment — and Tom Brady. Blake Bortles, Nick Foles, and Case Keenum are living proof you can ride someone else’s coattails to the promised land.
(3) Jacksonville Jaguars @ (1) New England Patriots – 3:05 P.M. EST (CBS)
All those who were excited to watch the Steelers take on the Patriots, we have an excellent consolation prize for you….
No, you can’t return your prize!
Blake Bortles is getting ready to play in the biggest game of his life. Hopefully he bought his coaching staff, defense, and running game something nice for the holidays, because without them Bortles wouldn’t be in the NFL anymore, let alone in the AFC Championship. The question this Sunday is:
Can this Jaguars defense follow the “beat Tom Brady blueprint”??
Listen, the Patriots are not losing, at home, to the Jaguars. But, if, and that’s a big IF, they lose, it’ll be under very specific conditions.
Here are the conditions (all of the below must happen):
1.) The Jaguars must sack Tom Brady at least 5 times.
2.) The Jaguars must intercept Tom Brady at least once.
3.) The Jaguars’ defense must score at least 7 points.
4.) Blake Bortles must throw 0 interceptions.
If the world finds itself in an alternate universe on Sunday, and ALL of these things occur, Blake Bortles will play in a Super Bowl.
Until then, I’ll confidently pick Tom Brady, Bill Belichick, and the Patriots to play in their 8th Super Bowl in the past 17 years. And for all my gullible fans, Tom Brady IS NOT INJURED!! His hand is fine. This is a typical, very simple, Belichick mind game. We’ve been watching this same channel for nearly two decades now.
Prediction: Patriots 30, Jaguars 20
(2) Minnesota Vikings @ (1) Philadelphia Eagles – 6:40 P.M. EST (FOX)
The Minnesota Vikings are still riding high after the most dramatic playoff victory in NFL history. The question this Sunday is:
Will that help or hurt them come Sunday??
The Vikings are looking to become the 1st team in NFL history to host a Super Bowl. But first, they must escape a hostile, Philadelphia environment with a victory. This is a very even matchup. Both teams play very solid defense. Both teams have an above average rushing attack. And both teams are well coached.
While both quarterbacks won’t be confused with MVP candidates anytime soon, it’s safe to say the Vikings have an advantage under center. The Vikings also have the edge on defense, as this is as good a defense as the NFL has seen since the Seattle Seahawks “Legion of Boom”. The Eagles’ home field advantage offsets all of the above, making this game a “pick ’em” in my mind. Sit back, relax, and enjoy another tight one.
Prediction: Vikings 20, Eagles 19
Final Thought: Why the hell do these games have to start so late?!?! What, because it’s Championship Weekend, the games need to be played at “special” times?!?! I don’t understand. It’s Sunday. I’ve been watching football games at 1:00 P.M. and 4:00 P.M. EST all year. Why must I stay awake until 11:00 P.M. to watch this game?!?!
On that note, enjoy the games!!
Who do you think will play in the Super Bowl?? Post your prediction in the comment section below.